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The Bundeswehr Veterans Badge

dlrg

LE
The Bundeswehr Veteran Badge (Das Veteranenabzeichen der Bundeswehr), as the name implies, is a badge that is awarded for previous active military service. It is intended as recognition of loyal service and to represent veterans in public (an idea borrowed from the UK?).

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Badge measures approx: 17mm x 17mm

The Badge was first approved in 2013 by the then Defence Minister Thomas de Maizière and subsequently procured. However, the badge was then effectively shelved as the Ministry of Defence, the Bundeswehr, the Bundeswehr Association and the Reservists Association could not agree on the definition of 'Veteran'.*

This issue was resolved on 26th November 2018. The first Badges being issued by the then Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on the 15th of June 2019.

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It is estimated that about ten million former armed forces personell of the Bundeswehr can apply for the veteran badge. Applications are made to the Federal Office for Personnel Management of the Bundeswehr. As you can imagine, there is quite a backlog.

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The badge may only be worn on civilian clothes.

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*Basically, a Bundeswehr 'veteran' is anyone who is a soldier in active service or who has left this service with honour, i.e. who has not lost his or her rank or been dishonourably dismissed from service.

Further info.
Wer Deutschland dient - hat Anerkennung verdient

@Krautman have you got yours yet?
 
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The Bundeswehr Veteran Badge (Das Veteranenabzeichen der Bundeswehr), as the name implies, is a badge that is awarded for previous active military service. It is intended as recognition of loyal service and to represent veterans in public..

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Badge measures approx: 17mm x 17mm

The Badge was first approved in 2013 by the then Defence Minister Thomas de Maizière and subsequently procured. However, the badge was then practically shelved as the Ministry of Defence, the Bundeswehr, the Bundeswehr Association and the Reservists Association could not agree on the definition of 'Veteran'.*

This issue was resolved on 26th November 2018. The first Badges being issued by, the then, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on the 15th of June 2019.

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It is estimated that about ten million former armed forces personell of the Bundeswehr can apply for the veteran badge. Applications are made to the Federal Office for Personnel Management of the Bundeswehr. As you can imagine, there is quite a backlog.

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The badge may only be worn on civilian clothes.

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*Basically, a Bundeswehr 'veteran' is anyone who is a soldier in active service or who has left this service with honor, i.e. who has not lost his or her rank or been dishonourably dismissed from service.

Further info.
Wer Deutschland dient - hat Anerkennung verdient

@Krautman have you got yours yet?

That bloke in the camouflage next to her - I recognise him, I'm sure I do .....

Got it !
Heinrich Himmler !
 

Cutaway

LE
Kit Reviewer
*Basically, a Bundeswehr 'veteran' is anyone who is a soldier in active service or who has left this service with honor, i.e. who has not lost his or her rank or been dishonourably dismissed from service.
Not lost rank?
There must be tens of thousands of ex-active service non-veterans from the British Army.
 

dlrg

LE
That bloke in the camouflage next to her - I recognise him, I'm sure I do .....

Got it !
Heinrich Himmler !
He does look a bit familiar...! Thought I'd crop & include that photo for a bit of mischief..!
 
The Bundeswehr Veteran Badge (Das Veteranenabzeichen der Bundeswehr), as the name implies, is a badge that is awarded for previous active military service. It is intended as recognition of loyal service and to represent veterans in public..

View attachment 510275View attachment 510274View attachment 510271
Badge measures approx: 17mm x 17mm

The Badge was first approved in 2013 by the then Defence Minister Thomas de Maizière and subsequently procured. However, the badge was then effectively shelved as the Ministry of Defence, the Bundeswehr, the Bundeswehr Association and the Reservists Association could not agree on the definition of 'Veteran'.*

This issue was resolved on 26th November 2018. The first Badges being issued by the then Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on the 15th of June 2019.

View attachment 510279

It is estimated that about ten million former armed forces personell of the Bundeswehr can apply for the veteran badge. Applications are made to the Federal Office for Personnel Management of the Bundeswehr. As you can imagine, there is quite a backlog.

View attachment 510284


View attachment 510281

The badge may only be worn on civilian clothes.

View attachment 510269

*Basically, a Bundeswehr 'veteran' is anyone who is a soldier in active service or who has left this service with honour, i.e. who has not lost his or her rank or been dishonourably dismissed from service.

Further info.
Wer Deutschland dient - hat Anerkennung verdient

@Krautman have you got yours yet?

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I misread the thread title
 

W21A

LE
Book Reviewer
Left breast pocket would be a good place to wear it.
 
The Bundeswehr Veteran Badge (Das Veteranenabzeichen der Bundeswehr), as the name implies, is a badge that is awarded for previous active military service. It is intended as recognition of loyal service and to represent veterans in public..

View attachment 510275View attachment 510274View attachment 510271
Badge measures approx: 17mm x 17mm

The Badge was first approved in 2013 by the then Defence Minister Thomas de Maizière and subsequently procured. However, the badge was then effectively shelved as the Ministry of Defence, the Bundeswehr, the Bundeswehr Association and the Reservists Association could not agree on the definition of 'Veteran'.*

This issue was resolved on 26th November 2018. The first Badges being issued by the then Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on the 15th of June 2019.

View attachment 510279

It is estimated that about ten million former armed forces personell of the Bundeswehr can apply for the veteran badge. Applications are made to the Federal Office for Personnel Management of the Bundeswehr. As you can imagine, there is quite a backlog.

View attachment 510284


View attachment 510281

The badge may only be worn on civilian clothes.

View attachment 510269

*Basically, a Bundeswehr 'veteran' is anyone who is a soldier in active service or who has left this service with honour, i.e. who has not lost his or her rank or been dishonourably dismissed from service.

Further info.
Wer Deutschland dient - hat Anerkennung verdient

@Krautman have you got yours yet?
No, I would have to file the motion to do so. I have never been someone who has given a lot on medals or badges. And sometimes even not on rank, although one has to be careful with the latter of course. Some of our dashing gentleman, fearless and steely eyed leaders of troops loved me for my attitude.
 
Well yes, but the Iron cross is far older that that idiots ambitions. I still have Granddad's ( German one) for the first lot
March 1813 by King of Prussia Friedrich-Wilhelm III for the Napoleonic wars.
 

dlrg

LE
No, I would have to file the motion to do so. I have never been someone who has given a lot on medals or badges. And sometimes even not on rank, although one has to be careful with the latter of course. Some of our dashing gentleman, fearless and steely eyed leaders of troops loved me for my attitude.
Fair enough. You could always apply for one then stick on 'eBay kleinanzeigen'
 

Glad_its_all_over

ADC
Book Reviewer
Ah, the sainted Ursula, best friend the Bw ever had, on so many levels. Her achievements as Minister will be talked about for years and years.

My old friends in Augustdorf were particularly amused at her response to their barracks name, she, apparently, took rather violently against the idea of there being a GFM Rommel-Kaserne. No doubt she'd have preferred somewhere named for Ebert or someone.

...and as for the idea of taking two Wuerstchen in the Mannschaftsheim, HImmelherrgottverpuchtdochmal, what sort of a disorganised anarchy are you suggesting, here? My god, before you know it, you'll have officers buying rounds in the Kasino and that way lies revolution and blood.
 

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